Minglewood Blues-> Sugaree, Cassidy, Deep Ele Samson & Delilah, To Lay Me Down-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Master Soundboard Cassette > CDR; CD Mastering by Scott Clugston; To abgd via Charlie Connor
January 25, 2013 Subject:
1981 features Jerry's finest guitar playing and singing. Greatest Passenger here, never to be heard again.
Greatest new years run, coupled with the greeks, indianapolis, st.paul, new haven, Ithaca and the garden etc. make this a spectacular year. The scene and the playing was never the same after this week.
October 3, 2006 Subject:
love these winter 81 shows.
The Dec. run starting with the Dec 2 Urbana, IL
(Chicago res.) The Madison and Indianna and this beautiful 5 day stay leading up To the peak New Years show. To Lay Me Down and Deep Elem is top notch, it doesn't get much better than this stuff. Check out Jerry's guitar work on Deep Elem. The Dec run and Madison Square Garden are my Favorites for the year. Just about everything in between is good and of coarse the Europe tours were pretty dam good. Oh can't forget one ofd my favorites Big Boss Man. Nice break out the night before(last 5/25/72). Love those solos on that song, Jerry skies on some of them. Esp the later ones the 12/31/89 is a good one as well as 12/31/81-12/31/83, 6/21/84, 4/8/85 and 6/16/90 are my favorites. Big Daddy Jerry Boss Man.
Anyway These shows are all 5's in my mind.
Killer sound on this one.
September 22, 2005 Subject:
A great run at the old Oakland Aud. For some reason, Passenger was retired after this show. The To Lay Me Down is exquisite as is the whole of the second set. Very strong 1st set as well
July 1, 2005 Subject:
very, very nice!!!
March 2, 2005 Subject:
Great Sampson - solid first set and delightful TLMD. 12/31 is the pick of the litter and the third set is just off the charts.
December 27, 2004 Subject:
Great show from start to finish. The Captain is on fire all night. Nice electric Deep Elem, Sugaree jam is great, excellent Samson. I love it all grab this one for sure, and dont forget this years new years show. Sound on this one is great, I only wish I could hear the audience on this one it had great moments.
November 22, 2004 Subject:
The Best Samson Ever!
I haven't listened to the rest of the show yet,so the stars are only for this tune, but the Samson And Delilah from this show is one of the gems I got from the Deadhead Hour years ago. It is my favorite version of the tune I've ever found. Ever single band member is just rippin' it up! Check it out!
August 30, 2004 Subject:
Excellent show, and quite spirtual at times, although you might not be able to fit this on just 2 discs as the txt notes suggest
June 25, 2004 Subject:
I went to all of these and I thought the first two very good, even given that the New Year's show was the best of the later period New Year's shows ever !
How many times have you heard Weir improvise words during the jam to Playin' in the Band ?
June 2, 2004 Subject:
remember the christmas lights?
The end of the year shows were always great. Remember the Christmas lights that were strung the length of the auditorium? Remember volleyball? Back then, they even used to let you camp in the park. Might have been oh, five tents set up and a blanket with some hippy goods, very mellow. This recording sounds pretty good so far. One of the few electric Deep Elems too :)